Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Mojave® Tangerine Purslane Portulaca umbraticola

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 4 - 8 Inches
Proven Winners
Mojave® Tangerine Purslane Portulaca umbraticola
Sun 4 - 8

Features

I have real FLOWER POWER.

Large, vibrant flowers all summer; heat, humidity and drought tolertant.

Award Winner
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Resists: 
Bees
Butterflies

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
4 - 8 Inches
Trails Up To: 
16 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 10 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Orange
Flower Shade: 
Bright Orange
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Poor Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in pots, window boxes, baskets and as a ground cover.

Maintenance Notes: 

The flowers of Portulaca will close at night and reopen the next day.  They will tolerate dry soils, although they will perform optimally with average moisture.  These are tough plants that will tolerant poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.  Deadheading is not needed.

This durable and colorful flowering succulent blooms all summer long in juicy shades of tangerine, pink, red, fuchsia, and yellow without deadheading. Choose which color suits your color palette when you buy. The vivid blooms are a welcome sight especially in high summer when they really come into their own. This plant is a great choice for warm climates and poor, drier soils.   

Mojave® Tangerine Portulaca umbraticola 'DPAZ15' USPP 23,243
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
Back to Top